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Oct 07, 2019 19:52:04


by @basilesamel PATRON | 216 words | 389🔥 | 437💌

Basile Samel

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I woke up this morning with weak aching muscles. Then I felt cold and without appetite. It was the flu.

It's not funny to be a sick digital nomad by yourself in a foreign country.

Growing up with asthma, I was often ill. But I could count on my parents' devotion to get better, and eventually, the symptoms weakened as I grew up. 

I am reminded of this period of my life. I am reminded of my mortality and how limited time is.

I also remember last time I got sick. It was in Penang in November last year, and I just started writing 200 words every day. The website wasn't a thing yet. The fever lasted two days. I had just broken up with two co-founders, I was physically and mentally exhausted. And then, I hit a new high. What a journey it's been so far.

I am still wrestling with myself. The headache isn't strong and I can write a few words. Outside, Odessa is cold, rainy, and unwelcoming. My first impression isn't good, but the illness is a good reason to spend time inside watching movies I've been longing to see. I need some rest and a warm cup of chicken soup. Winter is approaching, fast.

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    @basilesamel get well soon Baz

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Oct 08, 2019 21:47:35
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      @jasonleow feeling much better now, thanks :D

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Oct 09, 2019 11:30:07
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    @basilesamel - Your spirit even when sick - is truly amazing. I am horrible to be around when I am sick. And it is a chore to be upbeat and optimistic.
    Whatever this sickness is - doesn't know that it is wasting its own time with you. Your spirit will kill it in no time - if it hasn't already.
    Get well soon and enjoy the movies.

    Keni avatar Keni | Oct 07, 2019 16:27:36
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      @keni haha thank you Keni :) Already feeling much better and going back to work.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Oct 09, 2019 11:30:41
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    @basilesamel where are you? Hope you get well soon.

    John Castrus Miles avatar John Castrus Miles | Oct 07, 2019 19:18:28
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      @jootomscastroemelo Odessa, Ukraine :) The fever is gone, all is good.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Oct 09, 2019 11:31:21
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    @basilesamel Get well soon, baz 💙

    Ali Salah avatar Ali Salah | Oct 07, 2019 20:00:26
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    Sorry to read this. It's still nice to know that it's been that long since you were sick. But yes, I totally know the trecherous juxtaposition between that invincible feeling of being young, purposeful, and unchained to anything and being sick and far from anyone intimate with us. Laying in bed in that kind of scenario can truly make death feel very near to us, as though he's in the room with us.

    Keep us up to date! Enjoy your movies and the time being death's roommate for a couple days.

    Abe avatar Abe | Oct 07, 2019 19:55:48
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      @abrahamKim My thought exactly! :D Thank you, already recovered and ready to keep going

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Oct 09, 2019 11:32:04
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